Tie Neck Blouse Styled Three Ways

July 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Tie neck blouses have been around for a while but I’ve never owned one simply because I could never find one that had as many details as this one from Yesstyle.  It’s fitted at the waist (which is very important because every time I’ve tried a tie neck blouse it was slouchy), the three quarter puff sleeve looks a lot more expensive than $16 and the fabric makes it easy to dress up or down.  Might as well get all 3 colors!  Check out three looks featuring the tie neck blouse below.

A tie neck blouse can instantly dress up your denim shorts.  Pair with wedges for a sexy leggy look.

Tie Neck Blouse – $16.20 | Denim Hot Pants – $56 | Steve Madden Wedges – $96.95 | Betsey Johnson Cross Body Bag – $49.95

Pair with wide leg trousers and platforms for a retro look.

Tie Neck Blouse – $16.20  | Wide Leg Trousers – $90 | Studded Bowling Bag – $60 | Platform Wedges – $29 | Bangles – $28

A pencil skirt and tie neck blouse are perfect for a work chic look.

Tie Neck Blouse – $16.20 | Pink Pencil Skirt – $120 | Fold Over Satchel – $73 | Sandals – $55

Disclosure: This content is sponsored but the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Yesstyle.

Shopping Strategies for the Perfect Closet

September 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Shopping Strategies for the Perfect Closet

Make 2011 the year you stop choosing quantity over quality and buying slightly different versions of the same outfit. Just follow these five strategies for getting the most chic from your shopping dollar, and you’ll never again have to lament, “My closet is stuffed, but I have nothing to wear!”

Strategy No. 1: Shop Your Closet
Taking inventory of your wardrobe will help you figure out what you actually need to add to your collection, says Los Angeles fashion stylist Mar Yvette, host of the “Citysearch Weekend Roundup” segment on the television show “Good Day LA.” Spend a few hours trying on those items you haven’t worn in a while. See how they look and how they make you feel, and figure out whether or not they coordinate with anything else in your closet. Be open to new combinations. The argyle cardigan you bought a decade ago in a preppy fervor may be just the thing to belt and wear over a sheath dress today. “Shopping for clothes without truly knowing what’s already in your closet is like going grocery shopping on an empty stomach,” says Yvette. “You end up spending a whole lot of money on things you don’t need.”

Strategy No. 2: Streamline and Spread the Wealth
This will go against every shopping urge you have, says Yvette, but less is more. The goal is to build a wardrobe that lasts. You’ll save money in the long run if you buy fewer, better-quality (and therefore, more expensive) pieces rather than lots of cheaper items that are likely to fray or go out of style. Sure, you can get your trend fix with H&M’s disposable designer collections, but the bulk of your closet should be filled with quality pieces made from fabrics like cashmere, linen and wool that transcend time. Follow up on strategy No. 1 by pulling out any items you haven’t worn in a year. If they no longer fit and are beyond tailoring, wish them well and donate them to a charity organization.

Strategy No. 3: Build From the Basics
Whether your style is cutting-edge, classic or casual, these essentials are the building blocks of a functional wardrobe:

  • Black pants: They’re the most basic of the basics
  • Dark denim: Opt for a trouser cut
  • White button-down shirt: Designer Carolina Herrera lives in these
  • Sheath dress: It’s simultaneously sexy, classy and sassy
  • Cardigan: Throw over the sheath dress or pair with jeans or black pants
  • Two-piece suit: Mix and match the jacket and the skirt with all of the above

Strategy No. 4: Choose Double-duty Items
Carilyn Vaile, who designs easy-to-wear items for women on the go, recommends buying items that multitask. Questions to ask as you carefully vet pieces on the store rack: Can the tunic be worn as a minidress? Can the long waterfall jacket be belted and worn as a dress with tights and boots? “If an item can easily transform into other outfits, it keeps my interest,” says Vaile. “Not only will it stay in my wardrobe longer, it will be worn more often.”

Strategy No. 5: Shop the Sales With Caution
No doubt, some of the articles of clothing cluttering your closet still have sales tags hanging from them because you couldn’t pass up a bargain. But it’s not a bargain if you only bought that dress, sweater or pair of (slightly tight) boots because of the 90 percent markdown and never wear it. Before you purchase an item on sale, ask yourself: Would I still want this piece — in this color, size and style — if it weren’t marked down? If the answer is no,pass it up.

Photo Credit: @iStockphoto.com/Maica

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By Karen Brailsford for The Style Glossy

Karen Brailsford is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor. She writes about style for People, In Touch Weekly and MyStyle.com



Celebrity Copycat: Emmanuelle Chriqui Express Outfit

September 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity Copycat

Emmanuelle Chriqui looking classic and chic in head to toe pieces from Express.  Wide leg pants are one of this Fall’s hottest trends and I’m loving how the animal print shoes add a little oomph to the outfit.  Get Emmanuelle’s exact pants and top from Express with an affordable alternative in shoes.

Placket Shirt – $49.90 at Express.com

Wide Leg pant – $69.90 at Express.com

Animal Print Pumps – $79 at Piperlime.com

Necklace – $7.80 at Forever21.com

Watch – $40 at Americanapparel.com

Nail Polish – $2.80 at Forever21.com

Detachable Cape Blouse Styled Three Ways

September 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

This month’s three way features a detachable cape-shoulder blouse from Yesstyle.  I can’t tell you how much I love this delicate looking blouse!  It’s a simple, must have piece that can be worn with just about anything.  Best of all, when you throw on the attachable cape it transforms your basic skirt, jeans, trousers or even a pair of dressy shorts into a head turning chic outfit.  What more can you ask for?

Detachable Cape Blouse – $68 at Yesstyle.com

Mary Jane Pump – $89 at Ninewest.com

Pencil Skirt – $76 at Topshop.com

Clutch – $36.59 at ASOS.com

Detachable Cape Blouse – $68 at Yesstyle.com

Shorts – $149.50 at Lagarconne.com

Loafers – $66 at Topshop.com

Clutch – $32.93 at ASOS.com

Detachable Cape Blouse – $68 at Yesstyle.com

Flare Pant – $79.90 at Thelimited.com

Satchel – $50.95 at Handbagheaven.com

Peep Toe Shoes – $24.80 at Forever21.com

 


 

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